Lakeside Companies is a family firm that owns and manages assets across a diverse portfolio to help grow and strengthen communities in the Inland Northwest and beyond. 

Our Philosophy

When John Hemmingson founded Lakeside Companies in 1997, he set out to create a firm that was small and nimble enough to seize business opportunities as they arose, but big enough to transform our region by adding well-paying jobs and attracting industry. More than two decades later, Lakeside Companies management has built a portfolio that has made us a business leader in the region, while allowing us to devote both time and resources to meaningful philanthropic work. 

Today, our family of endeavors includes assets in real estate, agriculture, industrials, public equity and direct private equity. We are building world-class businesses and remain dedicated to sustainable growth and investments. 

Our History

Founded in 1997 by John Hemmingson, Lakeside Companies was always designed to transform our region by attracting industry and adding well-paying jobs. See our milestone moments below:

John Hemmingson founded Lakeside Capital Group with the goal of attracting industry & jobs to Spokane & Coeur d’Alene
ATI Acquired

Lakeside made its first investment in Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI)

Local Bank Bolster

Lakeside invested in local banks to bolster their capital bases

First Land Investment

Lakeside started investing in land for farming and homebuilding in the Inland Northwest

Architerra Homes Founded

Lakeside created Architerra Homes to build neighborhoods of enduring value where people want to live

Coeur Development Founded

Lakeside founded Coeur Development for further vertical integration

First Home Sold

Architerra Homes sold its first home

ATC Manufacturing Expansion

ATC Manufacturing moved to a new 67,000 SQFT facility

Luxury Condo Garage Development Established

Construction begins on The Lux, a Lakeside commercial investment in luxury garage condos in Overland Park, Kansas

Reliable Industrial Group Formed

PetrolinkUSA acquired Cogen Cleaning Technology and Energy Services International to form Reliable Industrial Group

RIG Becomes Exxon Mobils National Reliability Partner

Reliable Industrial Group partnered with ExxonMobil to provide maintenance and reliability services through Exxon’s Mobil Serv program.

1,050 Acres Purchased for Future Development

Lakeside purchased over 1,050 acres for future community development, the partnership’s largest individual investment

Rainier Seeds Acquired

Lakeside purchased Rainier Seeds in Davenport, Wa. Read more here.

Flint Road Building Acquired

Lakeside purchased the Flint Road Building (formerly Triumph Composite Systems, Inc.) in Spokane, Wa.

Rental Community Launched

Echelon Village, Architerra’s first Rental Community is launched.

Markham Homes Acquired

Lakeside acquired Markham Homes in 2021, expanding portfolio company Architerra’s reach  into Washington. See Press Release.

Coeur Terre Annexed Into Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene City Council approved the annexation of Coeur Terre, a 440-acre mixed-use development on the western edge of Coeur d’Alene. More.

ATC Lands Extended Contract with Boeing

Boeing awards an expanded agreement to ATC Manufacturing for various thermoplastic composite components. Read more.

Lakeside Celebrates 25 Years

Lakeside celebrated 25 years of growth, success and change. Video highlights

Selkirk Construction Acquired

Selkirk Construction becomes a part of the Lakeside family, and combines with Architerra. More.

Associate Partners Announced

Lakeside announced the addition of nine Associate Partners. This group of talented leaders support key aspects of Lakeside Companies and its operating entities. More

Lakeside Capital Group Becomes Lakeside Companies

The shift to Lakeside Companies better encompasses our identify as an entrepreneurial family firm. More